A villa with beautiful pool
and lush garden









Il Moro is located in a quiet part of the seaside resort of Mondello – home to the Palermitani’s favourite beach – with a fantastic pool surrounded by a large garden of flowering plants, citrus trees, olives and palms, creating an oasis where peace can be guaranteed even in high season, even though the beach is a short walk or bike ride away. The property consists of the main villa, a cottage and a dependance. The outdoor areas are pleasantly furnished – perfect for making the most of the outdoor life that is such a feature of Sicilian summers.

5 bedrooms, 10 sleeps
7 January - 15 March
15 April - 29 April
29 April - 27 May
27 May - 24 June
24 June - 2 September
2 September - 29 September
29 September - 16 December
16 December - 6 January 2018

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Refundable at the departure less any damages € 700

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The style of the villa is light and uncluttered, despite including several valuable heirlooms – the owner is from one of the oldest aristocratic families in Sicily.
The main villa is one one floor, with a spacious living room, two bedrooms (which share a bathroom), and a small, but perfectly and a characterful tiled with majolica equipped kitchen.
In the large garden, set apart from the main villa, is a second building, known as the cottage, consisting of a living room with an American-style open-view kitchen, a little private terrace, two bathrooms and two bedrooms (one with bunkbeds); the second annexe, known as the dependance, beyond the pool, has a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
The owners, true to the venerable tradition of Sicilian aristocrats, are attentive and faultless hosts.

Your villa at a glance

2 bedrooms (one double bedroom and one twin)
1 bathrooms, of which one is ensuite Living/dining room
Comfortable kitchen
Covered and furnished terrace
Behind the house, next to the kitchen, is a laundry area

Annexe 1:
Living room/kitchen
2 bedrooms (one double, one with bunkbeds)
2 bathrooms with shower C
overed patio

close the pool area double bedroom ensuite shower/bathroom
little private terrace

Large garden
Play area for children

We like

That the villa is stylish and contemporary, but personal — it feels like a home, and the owners really seemed to have thought about making guests feel looked after.
That the villa is a true oasis within lively Mondello — perfect for families where parents seek peace and quiet, but teenage children want movida! Staying at Il Moro can create the kind of holiday that meets the needs of members of a family of all ages and tastes — there is even a children’s play area!
Hiring a small RIB and exploring the coastline — especially the tiny bays of the magnificent Capo Gallo nature reserve.
That the beach is just a few minutes away from the villa, and easily accessible on foot or by bike. There are several lidos here, renting sunbeds and umbrellas by the day, and restaurants, bars and clubs that stay open until late at night.

We think

The big garden and play area mean the villa is ideal for a family with children, while the spaces are organised in a way that make it perfect as well for for groups of friends who want to holiday together but have a degree of independence and privacy.
The area is lovely and quiet — even though lively Mondello is so close.
The central heating means that it is also an ideal villa for a winter break.
The location is ideal for anyone wanting to explore Palermo from a quiet base by the sea — especially in low season (high summer is too hot to make Palermo enjoyable!)


  • Palermo airport 23 miles
  • Trapani airport 64 miles
  • Mondello central square 1.4 miles
  • Mondello beach 0.9 miles
  • Palermo centre 5.5 miles
  • Palermo harbour 6.2 miles

Things to do

Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Villa Il Moro.

  • Mondello’s most striking and characteristic buildings are the Liberty or Art Nouveau villas built by the wealthy and aristocratic Palermitani of the early 20th century.
  • Monte Pellegrino, overlooking the bay of Mondello, was considered to be the most beautiful promontory in the world by the poet Goethe.
  • the Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s much-venerated patron saint.
  • the Parco della Favorita, onetime hunting reserve of the Bourbon royal family, The park includes a Chinese-style Casina. Also bordering the park is the Villa Niscemi (whose owners also donated land to the King), evocatively described in the book These Happy Summer Days by Fulco di Verdura. The villa can be visited.
  • The natural reserve of Capo Gallo
  • The historic centre of Palermo, one, togheter Rome and Barcellona; the largest in Europe
  • Marvel at the Palazzo dei Normanni, home to the most splendid court in medieval Europe, with the sumptuous jewel-box-like mosaics of Cappella Palatina at its heart.
  • Visit the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia at Palazzo Abatellis, where highlights include a haunting white marble portrait bust of Eleanor of Aragon by Francesco Laurana, and a fine collection of works by Sicily’s greatest artist, Antonello da Messina


Thank you for everything we had a great time

May 31, 2017
We were a group of 6 woman who travel around Italy once a year. This was our first visit to Sicily and we loved Mondello and Palermo. The villa is a perfect location, 10 minute walk to the Mondello Beach which is just fantastic. The villa is actually 3 buildings one being the main villa with large kitchen and living space plus 2 bedrooms, one large with king bed and 2nd small with 2 beds and a shared bathroom..
The 2nd unit has 2 bedrooms one with a large bed and private bathroom the 2nd has bunk beds and there is one full bath outside the bedroom. It also has a small kitchen area and living area. The 3rd is one large bedroom with a private bathroom. All units surround the beautiful pool which we used daily. The grounds are just amazing beautiful plants, flowers and many seating areas. We loved there were so many seats at the pool to accommodate large groups. Fabrizio who helped us with the rental is fabulous and very easy to work with. He also set us up with a driver Dario who we loved and was an excellent driver. We had Dario for an entire day so he could drive us to Argigento to meet my friends Italian family. Not only a great diver but awesome translator for us.. I will point out beds are hard but I’m used to that since it seems to be the norm in EU.. The owner of the Villa is a charming woman of royal descent and shared some wonderful history of her family and Palermo. So for me I give it a 5 star for location and grounds… Sincerely Selina

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- Selina

Very good location

June 29, 2016

The house is beautiful, the pool perfect, the location is very good, the place is wonderful! I recommend to everyone to be in this place

- Lidia R.

Beautiful house

October 16, 2014

Beautiful house and garden, the property is close to all roads around island. Some of us went to all parts of island, and visit all the small towns and Palermo. Owners are gracious! Everyone loved the gardens!

- Michele And Victoria